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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

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    ya know there was a time when I could envision having a beer with you and having a fun face to face debate. now, not so much
    That's your issue j. But on the issue, what I said was true. I've watch for a few years now completely misread what is written, and blame others for it. But I harbor no hard feelings.

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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I doubt any of these men were volunteers or that they will expect help if they come under attack, even if they do have 100 men ready to help from 'a neighboring country'.
    Then I would urge you to learn more about the U.S. military. All of them were volunteers, and these guys probably came from one of the MEU's, meaning that they do indeed have organic reachback capability.

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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    If I was one of them I'd be concerned that help, if needed, was only a day or two away.
    Help, in one of those situations, is the flight time off the deck of the nearest U.S. carrier in the gulf away. A company + of Marines on the walls of an Embassy make it a very uninviting target.

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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Obama not sending troops to Iraq. OBAMA BAD!
    Obama sending troops to Iraq. OBAMA BAD!
    This is a position held by nobody.
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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Can we please step away from the third-grade level insults and actually address the point? Or is this too much to ask?
    I sense a strong negative emotional response from a perceived personal insult. My, my, my, I must have hit a nerve.

    So I guess this is a more mature and sophisticated approach to expressing one's self?

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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Help, in one of those situations, is the flight time off the deck of the nearest U.S. carrier in the gulf away. A company + of Marines on the walls of an Embassy make it a very uninviting target.
    Maybe you'll want to pass that message along to the State Department. Make sure you leave out the words, "Benghazi," and "stand down."
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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    I sense a strong negative emotional response from a perceived personal insult. My, my, my, I must have hit a nerve.

    So I guess this is a more mature and sophisticated approach to expressing one's self?
    That first sentence sounds REALLY cool when imagined in a Darth Vader voice.
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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Maybe you'll want to pass that message along to the State Department. Make sure you leave out the words, "Benghazi," and "stand down."
    After Benghazi we stood up the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force of about this size, to be stationed in Rota, Spain, explicitly to offer a rapid-reaction force for Embassies. This might also be those guys in Iraq.

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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    When your active duty who is commander in chief means little. Most soldiers are non-political or apolitical which ever word applies. We do what we are told and do it well. I served under LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan, as far as my duties go it made no difference.
    I agree....but not this president. He's not only incompetent, but seemingly indifferent to the military altogether.

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    Re: Obama considers special forces to help in iraq

    Statement will be made at 12:30 ET after Obama meets with national security team.


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